Sincere Rhea of St. Augustine Prep and Iyanla Kollock of OLMA are both indoor state track and field champions — again.
Rhea won the 55-meter hurdles Non-Public A title in 7.42 seconds at John Bennett Indoor Athletic Complex in Toms River on Sunday. Ryan McLaughlin of Union Catholic finished second in 7.82. Rhea, a junior, also won the 55 hurdles title last year.
Meanwhile, Kollock won the Non-Public B 55 dash in 7.52 seconds. She just edged Hannah Reynolds of Trinity Hall, who finished second in 7.54 seconds. Kollock, a senior, also won the 55 dash last year.
The top-six finishers, including some wild cards, move on to the Meet of Champions. The girls meet is Saturday, Feb. 24 and the boys meet is Sunday, Feb. 25.
In other events Sunday, Holy Spirit freshman Julia Bannan finished second in state Non-Public B shot put with a throw of 28 feet, 8 inches. Yasmeen McDonald of Hudson Catholic won with a put of 31-3. Holy Spirit junior Arianna Mack finished finished fifth in 27-9 1/4.
Robert Dees of St. Joseph finished second in the boys high jump with a leap of 5-10. Isaiah Mclain of Mater Dei jumped 6-1 to win.
Ahmad Brown of Holy Spirit ran 52.04 seconds to finish second in the 400 dash. Isas Waxter of Immaculate Conception won in 51.72.
Holy Spirit's Carter Ensley was fourth in the boys shot put with a throw of 38-10 1/2. Spartans junior Anglela Bannan placed fifth in the 1,600 (5:24.60) and fifth in 800 (2:30.26).